Irish-language drama An Cailín Ciúin, which was mainly filmed in Meath, has received an Oscar nomination.

The hit feature film, which was shot in places such as  Garlow Cross, Summerhill and Trim, has been nominated in the Best International Feature Film category.

It tells the story of a nine-year-old girl named Cáit, played by newcomer Catherine Clinch, who is sent to live with relatives in rural Ireland in 1981.

Based on the story “Foster” by author Claire Keegan, the film is directed by Colm Bairéad and produced by Rathmolyon native Cleona Ní Chrualaoi.

The movie is much decorated having been  the first Irish-language film to win the Irish Film and Television Academy Award for Best Film and last week was nominated for two BAFTAs, including best Film not in the English Language and best Adapted Screenplay for the film’s writer-director, Colm Bairéad.

The is film is being shown at cinemas in Balbriggan, Drogheda and Dundalk today and tomorrow.